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Hepatitis A warning for pineapple products sold at Yorkton Save-on-Foods

The BCCDC issued a warning after Hepatitis A was found in Western Family’s ready-to-go pineapple chunks. BCCDC

A warning about hepatitis A in packaged pineapple chunks has been expanded to include more fruit products sold in 58 stores in B.C. and Alberta.

Both Alberta Health Services and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control said the ready-to-go fruit cups, fruit salads and pineapples were sold at Save-on-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods locations in the two provinces last month.

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The products were also sold at Ferraro Foods in Trail, B.C., and at Save-On-Foods in Yorkton, Sask.

Initially the warning applied only to Western Family fresh pineapple chunks, but it was expanded to include fresh peeled and cored pineapple, fresh fruit salad and fresh citrus salad.

The agency said the investigation is ongoing and other products are believed to be affected.

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Anyone who ate the products is advised to get a hepatitis A vaccine immediately as the vaccine can prevent infection if administered within two weeks of exposure to the virus.

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